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The 8 Great Health Guidelines

The 8 Great Health Guidelines
By | 8/18/2004

Weight Watchers stands for healthy weight loss. As you follow TurnAround, it's important to use these guidelines to boost your health while losing weight.

1. Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits each day.

2. Choose whole-grain foods, such as brown rice and oats, whenever possible.

3. Include 2 servings of milk products (low-fat [1%] or fat-free) each day. If you are over 50 years old, increase this amount to 3 servings each day.

4. Have some healthy oil (olive, canola, sunflower, safflower, or flaxseed) each day. This habit ensures that you get the essentail fatty acids and vitamin E that your body needs. Use the oil on salads, in cooking, or as an ingredient in a mixed dish.

5. Ensure that you are getting enough protein by choosing at least a serving or two of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dried beans, or soy products each day. Many dairy products are also good sources of protein.

6. Limit added sugar and alcohol.

7. Drink at least 6 glasses of water each day.

8. Take a multiple vitamin-mineral supplement each day.

Wed. Aug 31, 2:41pm

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I've been doing WW for a while - and when I follow not just my points - but also these 8 healthy guidelines - the program works! and it's NOT a diet - it's truly a lifestyle. These are great!

Thanks for whoever posted them!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 5:49 PM

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It might work but....

you're kind of starving yourself. When you total up the calories of someone on ww sometimes they're like a 1000! It teaches you how to lose weight but not really how to be healthy. You need other diets to teach you really how to eat.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 5:55 PM

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I disagree. I've lost 48 pounds on WW and I'm healthier than I've ever been in my life.

And it's not a diet.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 6:14 PM

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Did you even read the 8 healthy guidelines???

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 6:14 PM

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You know what, WW can be a little restricting calorie wise... it is true. But if you are anything like I am, you often eat a whole can of stewed tomatoes and a few chicken bouillon cubes in hot water to satisfy that yucky binge-urge. Not to mention the fact that I also eat 1-2 treats per day. lol, I know I am bad. But it does help to lose weight. Veggies and bouillon cubes are 0pts, so I can gorge till kingdom comes on those. Almost, it means I can have maybe 5 servings max a day, that is what the WW booklet says. But it helps to stave off cravings and hunger. The points system rocks, and really helps!

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 9:13 PM

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P.S.: WW points is a lifestyle that works for many. It may not be for all, but it is helpful to those that want to lose weight and not feel deprived. It helps them with control.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 9:14 PM

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These guidelines are great!

Thank you for posting this.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 11:33 PM

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